Mourinho delivers latest Chelsea injury update ahead of Palace clash
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirms Loic Remy is ready to face Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Loic Remy will return to the Chelsea squad for the clash against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Blues can win their first Premier League title since Mourinho returned to the west London club in June 2013 if they beat Alan Pardew’s Palace side.
Mourinho has been without Diego Costa and Remy for their last three top-flight games, prompting the Chelsea boss to recall veteran Didier Drogba.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference at Cobham training ground on Friday afternoon, Mourinho revealed that Remy is ready to make his first appearance since 4 April.
Jose reports Diego Costa is not available this Sunday. It is not worth the risk. Loic Remy is definitely back available. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 1, 2015
Remy has scored five goals in 16 Premier League appearances this season, although the France international has started just four top-flight games since his move to Chelsea last summer.
The Chelsea manager hinted that Costa’s season could be over following his latest hamstring problem, insisting the Londoners won’t rush the striker back.
“We don’t need to rush so we are giving him the maximum stability to be stronger,” Mourinho says.
“There’s a chance [he may not play again this season]. If we win on Sunday he won’t play against Liverpool. “During the holiday period he can mix the holiday with work.”
Costa has scored 19 times in 24 Premier League games.